Law enforcement have made a huge arrest in the murder of rap newcomer XXXTentacion. A 22-year-old man is reportedly behind bars on suspicion of killing the Florida hip-hop artist.
According to reports, cops nabbed the male suspect last night (June 20) and booked him on a murder charge.
The suspect’s name is Dedrick D. Williams, and Broward County Sheriff’s Dept. took the 22-year-old into custody Wednesday evening and booked him for first-degree murder. Williams has previous arrests for cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence and aggravated assault with a firearm. We previously reported he was also arrested for grand theft auto. During an incident in 2014, Williams allegedly held a gun to his girlfriend’s head. According to arrest records, he has at least 11 felonies. (TMZ)
During a vigil, XXX’s mom announced cops had arrested her son’s shooter.
Yesterday, Florida native Rick Ross paid some serious homage to the fallen rapper.
“I’m tired as f*ck but I want to send a big rest in peace to the homie XXXTentacion. The homie was from Broward County, Dade County Florida. Senseless my n*gga. Young n*gga with a gift. I say rest in peace. We all got flaws. I said rest in peace to my homies on death row, n*gga. I got homies that have been accused of doing a hundred murders that I love. We all got flaws. It’s your intentions. We all sinners, homie. I ain’t here to judge nobody. I know the little homie, he was a talent. That’s all I know. I don’t know nothing else. All I care about is a n*gga life.”
This week, handfuls of hip-hop stars reflected on XXX’s life.
rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏 I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
At a loss for words King. We had a very special relationship that I will cherish forever. Thankful and honored to have called you a friend, to have been welcomed so closely to your energy and even inside your home. You were a true Alchemist transforming the negatives to positives with a constant devotion of making yourself a better person. I Love you like a brother. Often saw myself and the good in you and that led me to stay loyal to you no matter what people told me they thought about you. Always believed you were a truly good spirited person at heart and nothing will ever change that. Another Hero gone way too soon. I prayed the news wasn’t true you had way too much of a bright future ahead. REST IN PEACE my brother I know STEELO is awaiting your arrival to welcome you in open arms. Warrior of light 🖤
This got me fucked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2018
The shooter got his LV bag with maybe a few dollars in it and left a family mourning over their 20 yr old son smh. We have to worry about cops killing us plus our own people, this was a senseless death and whoever did it will have to answer to God. RIP lil man you did nothing wrong but made a name for yourself thru your music and made some money so some lazy untalented jealous modafucka decided to end your life because he ain’t have one. May God be with you.
Damn #RipXxx dats fucked up!
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) June 18, 2018